Reaching into the e-mailbag to address some unhappy blog readers. There is a serious energy and climate policy debate about the appropriate role of behind-the-meter generation, particularly rooftop solar, in … Continue Reading Myths that Solar Owners Tell Themselves
New research finds that timing matters for standards and subsidies. Light bulbs were back in the news last month, with the Department of Energy announcing new tighter U.S. rules for … Continue Reading Did CFL Subsidies Crowd Out LED Purchases?
And what does this mean for our vehicle electrification goals? A humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Record-high gasoline prices. A new IPCC report urging climate action or else. If you drive … Continue Reading If the Grid is Getting Greener, How Can EVs Be Driving Dirtier?
Key features of existing programs limit their ability to foster fuel switching, but there are alternatives. The simplest way to get people to choose A instead of B is to … Continue Reading Can Federal Appliance Standards Spur Electrification?
Monthly connection fees are good for the climate. Regular readers of this blog are well aware that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a proposed decision on reforming net … Continue Reading Everyone Should Pay a “Solar Tax”
Twelve months after the Texas power crisis and we’ve already forgotten the key lesson. One year ago record-breaking cold weather was bearing down on Texas. Surging electricity demand and supply … Continue Reading The Most Obvious Way to Avoid Another Texas Blackout
Can we get more carbon mileage out of politically passable climate policy? Build Back Better (BBB) prospects are not looking so good. And the problem with swinging for the fences … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change With Tax Credits